HL7 FHIR® Validated Healthcare Directory Implementation Guide STU 1

Validated Healthcare Directory, published by HL7 International - Patient Admistration Working Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 0.2.0). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/VhDir/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Change Notes

The Validated Healthcare Directory Implementation guide was developed under the ONC Healthcare Directory Initiative (HcDir). HcDir was a US initiative sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Federal Health Architecture (FHA) which aimed to create FHIR profiles for access to a national validated dataset of healthcare directory data.

This implementation guide was was initially developed under FHIR Release 3 (STU) and ported into FHIR Release 4 (STU), and considered the Provider Directory resources created under The Argonaut Project.

Changes Since the January 2018 for comment ballot:

  • Inclusion of many guidance pages
  • Refinement of profiles based on ballot feedback
  • Alignment with R4 core updates
    • OrganizationRole -> OrganizationAffiliation
    • ProductPlan -> InsurancePlan
    • Location boundaries using R4 standard extension
  • Inclusion of many missing valuesets
  • Completion of unfinished definitions

A future iteration of this guide will align with the US Core R4 build, and provide tight bindings for US usage, along with the current international profile bindings.